South Peacock Mine

The South Peacock Mine is a copper mine located in Adams county, Idaho at an elevation of 6,995 feet.

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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: South Peacock Mine  

State:  Idaho

County:  Adams

Elevation: 6,995 Feet (2,132 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 45.16472, -116.65000

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South Peacock Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: South Peacock Mine


Primary: Copper


State: Idaho
County: Adams
District: Seven Devils District

Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Not available


Type: Underground


Owner Name: Venable, J. M.


Year: 1951
Time Period: 1940-1951
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^20% Cu


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1897
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Seven Devils Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

Not available




Type: R
Description: Doubly Plunging Anticlinal Uplifts Separated By A Syncline; Strike North.


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Analytical Data

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Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Cuprite
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Diopside


Comment (Deposit): 3 Fault Sets: 1) Strike E - W, Dip 20 - 35 Deg. S. 2) Strike E - W, Dip Steeply 3) Strike N - S, Dip 75 - 90 Deg. E.

Comment (Workings): Mine Workings Consist Of A 325 Foot Vertical Shaft Connecting 4 Levels At 42, 100, 200, And 300 Ft

Comment (Location): 3 Miles East Of Snake River; 6 Mi. N.E. Of Cuprum.

Comment (Geology): The Seven Devils Volcanics Are: Andesitic Flows, Tuffs(Greenstones), Rhyolites, Conglomerates Quartzites, Limestones; Thickness Is 10,000 Ft.


Reference (Geology): Cannon, R.S. and Grimaldi, F.S, Lindgrenite and Cuprotungstite From the Seven Devils District, Idaho. (

Reference (Production): Cook, E. F., 1954, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol. Pamphlet 97, 22 P.

Reference (Deposit): 1954 Geolmap Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geol., Pamphlet 9

Reference (Deposit): Cook, E. F., 1954, Mining Geology Of The Seven Devils Region: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 97, 22 P

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